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Category Archives: Meatless Mondays

Roasted Potato & Fennel Soup

by heather
The past two weeks, the bountiful basket has included fennel. Fennel is awesome. It has vitamin C, potassium, B vitamins, fiber, calcium and iron. A one cup serving contains 27 calories. Fennel reportedly has medicinal properties, improving digestive health and helping with menstrual cramps. It even makes multiple appearances in Greek mythology, and was used as an award for ancient marathon runners. How would that feel? 'You just ran 25 miles in sandals. You win a VEGETABLE!' I personally would have Read more [...]

Spinach Casserole

by heather
I found this recipe in the May 2013 Family Fun magazine. I changed it a bit, we liked it and it's one that I think we will do again. It's somewhat like quiche, but with a higher percentage of veggies and it's easier to make. Next time I would definitely chop the red pepper finer than I did and perhaps even saute it with the onions and mushrooms. Spinach Casserole 1 onion, thinly sliced 4 ounces of baby bella mushrooms, sliced 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly Read more [...]

Stuffed Cheesy Sourdough Sandwich Loaf

by heather
This weekend I came across a great idea on Pinterest, and I just picked up several loaves of sourdough bread with my Bountiful Basket. The original calls of slices of deli meat, but we made it vegetarian and quite enjoyed it. Stuffed Cheesy Sourdough Sandwich Loaf 1 loaf sourdough bread 8-10 slices of mozzarella cheese (depending on how you slice your bread) 1 cup marinated mushrooms* 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1/4 cup olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons 1 1/4 Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Squash and Bean Quesadillas with Apple Salsa

by heather
I originally posted this recipe earlier this year, but I didn't have time to take a picture. So here you go, revised and with picture. This recipe doesn't contain a "ton" of food storage ingredients, but it's tasty, healthy and a good way to mix it up. I found this recipe when I googled "the best thing to do with butternut squash" earlier this year on this blog. My husband hates squash (and especially pumpkin) and really liked this, so you know it's good. I made it earlier this year when my (non-vegetarian) Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Black Bean, Mango and Quinoa Salad

by heather
For those of you who are not yet familiar with this 'superfood', quinoa is a seed that comes from a plant closely related to spinach and beets. So although it is not technically a grain, you can pretty much use it like one. It cooks like rice, but contains complete proteins, fiber, iron, magnesium and phosphorus, is gluten free and has a little bit of a nutty flavor. From my reading it has a shelf-life comparable to wheat. (Although I don't think people have studying the shelf life of quinoa, for Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

by heather
I found this recipe on Pinterest, and what do you know, it turned out pretty well. (The recipe is originally from Simply Love Food.) She said to stuff three to four peppers with the filling. I used 2 average peppers and one long red pepper. I still had enough filling leftover to fill at least four more peppers. I spread it on tortillas with avocados and hot sauce for lunch for a few days. The original recipe calls for 1/2 lb ground turkey. I cut up a couple of cooked Boca burger patties. But if you Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Easy Vegan Tacos

by heather
Over the past few months I've been watching lots of documentaries on Netflix while folding the laundry. I tend to pick shows that relate to food, healthcare or history. And from my watching I've become far more conscious about what I purchase. I've decided that maybe organic really does matter (although sometimes it is impossible to find certain organic items, the organic selection is limited in the desert). I've decided that a plant-based diet is really the way to go. When I don't eat meat I feel Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Red Bean Burgers

by heather
As I have mentioned before my husband is a vegetarian (I'm more of a flexitarian). So I'm often experimenting with different ways of preparing meatless protein. One of the best (and cheapest) sources of plant-based protein is beans. (If you haven't noticed yet, we eat a lot of beans at my house.) Recently I tried out this recipe; they were pretty tasty, and packed with a whole lot of protein and fiber.  Although I think that I liked the Pinto Bean Burgers a little more, it was good to try something Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Cafe Rio Style Black Beans-CopyCat recipe

by heather
Recently I was on a church committee to help with a dinner for the women in our neighborhood aka the Relief Society Birthday Dinner, which we're not allowed to call a birthday dinner anymore. Don't ask why, I don't know. We decided on chicken taco salads. We decided to purchase pre-seasoned and cooked black beans in #10 cans. One of my assignments was to bring said cans of beans in my crock pot. The night before my friend brought the beans to my house. Apparently our local Costco does not carry pre-seasoned Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Sweet Chilean Lime Beans and Rice

by heather
Recently I got a recipe exchange chain email from a friend of mine. I passed it on to several people in my address book including an old nursing instructor. She's currently serving a mission so declined to participate, but did give me this recipe for Sweet Chilean Lime Beans and Rice. I tweaked it so it worked well in my crock pot and had a stronger lime flavor. My husband (one of my toughest and most important food critics) loved it. This with a side of fruit makes a complete meal, but it would Read more [...]

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